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Any other year Ohio State is unbeaten and ranked No. 4 coming into its annual rivalry game with Michigan, its fans would be trolling the internet for the best airfares to the BCS title game.
Not this time.
Due to NCAA sanctions, Ohio State is banned from playing for the Big Ten championship next week and going to a bowl, and isn't a factor in the national title picture.
So a wondrous and surprising season - 11-0 heading into Saturday's home game with the 20th-ranked Wolverines - will come to an abrupt and premature end on Saturday.
Many of the faithful blame athletic director Gene Smith, who gambled and lost that the NCAA wouldn't levy a bowl ban.
Letters to the editor in the local newspaper, calls to sports talk shows and posts on fan websites all spew vitriol at Smith, who had served on the NCAA's committee on infractions and believed the penalties he and Ohio State's administrators had proposed would be sufficient to appease the ruling body of intercolleg...
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This week, though,...
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A list of games in which Ohio State or Michigan has been unbeaten and untied coming into their annual meeting, dating to when it became last regular-season game for each team in 1935:
Year OSU Record U-M Record Result
1944 8-0 8-1 Won, 18-14
1954 8-0 6-2 Won, 21-7
1968 8-0 8-1 Won, 50-14
1969 8-0 7-2 Lost, 24-12
1970 8-0 9-0 Won, 20-9
1973 9-0 10-0 Tied, 10-10...
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Tayler Hill scored 23 points and the No. 16 Ohio State women pulled away in the second half for a 70-54 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) Tuesday night.
The Buckeyes (3-1) got double-figure scoring from four others. Amber Stokes had 12 points and Darryce Moore, Martina Ellerbe and Ameryst Alston added 10 apiece.
Despite that balance and Hill's sharpshooting, St. Francis (3-1)...
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